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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhindsighthind‧sight /ˈhaɪndsaɪt/ noun [uncountable]  REALIZEthe ability to understand a situation only after it has happenedforesightwith/in hindsight With hindsight, I should have seen the warning signs.the benefit/wisdom of hindsight With the benefit of hindsight, it’s easy to criticize.
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hindsightBut, he says, the studies have the advantage of hindsight.The historian with the gift of hindsight might wish to counter-assert the greater benefits brought by well-planned public infrastructural investment.These are the judgements of hindsight, however.With the luxury of hindsight and the safety of not having to go out and do it tomorrow.These remarks were largely the product of hindsight and of their experiences in office from 1969.We, with perfect hindsight, simply question some of its choices.Moreover although, with hindsight, such a classification appears scientifically absurd it is zoologically perfectly sensible.with/in hindsightMost would agree, with hindsight, that everything seemed to happen in slow motion, during and after the murder.Yes, the work was important, but with hindsight I am not sure that I made the right move.But in hindsight it maintains Carter's idiosyncratic position within current trends - fuelled by a mix of humanitarianism and hate.Things can often become clear with hindsight.The uniqueness of the arrangement that flies, or that opens the safe, is nothing to do with hindsight.How different things look in hindsight, and how my own flaws stand out in relief.The problem with people like Suzuki is that, with hindsight, their success can look too easy.Thus in hindsight do we make grand destiny out of a simple quickening of the blood.
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